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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

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Our Childhoods, Cake Wrecked

I'll admit it, the fastest route to my wallet is straight through Nostalgia Land.

Yep, I will gleefully buy just about anything with the Stay Puft Marshmallow man on it, or Little Twin Stars, or baby Donald Duck. I'm also a sucker for Muppets and 90s cartoons.

But I gotta say, bakers, if you're going to prey on our devotion to childhood characters, it helps if we can at least RECOGNIZE them.

You know, like this:


Not this:


And like this:


Not this:


Something kind of like this?


...but not at all like this:


And finally, just as a reminder, Curious George is a playful little monkey:


...not the traumatized pig-man who will be haunting our dreams tonight:


Thanks to Dan B., Trish F., Leighanne M., & Ashley K. for bringing to mind that age old question: why DOES pig-man have a shiny black horn on his head?


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In With The New

It's officially a new year, minions. A fresh start. A time to shake off the doldrums of 2016, and embrace the new adventures that await us in 2017.

Because you... are a unicorn.

A funky, plague-riddled unicorn.

...Or you could be mixed with a cheetah. Who also has plague.


And baby, you... are a firework.

Or maybe a fountain.

Depends how much you've had to drink.


And just like a kite on the wind, you... can SOAR.

...or crash, burn, and poop your pants.


So raise a glass - or half a mermaid


And let those balloons drop!

Or... escape the picnic basket?

I'll admit, the metaphor's getting a little muddied here.


Whatever. My point is, this year, minions, don't hang on to the wreckage of 2016.

Instead, look forward to the wreckage of 2017. You know, like this:



Thanks to Emma C., Kristine, Jessica C., Courtney R., Natalie K., & Greg T. for capturing the moment your daughter was pretty much all of us.


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